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Hatch retirement opens Senate door for Romney

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the...

Obama says GOP role in government shutdown ‘encouraged’ America’s enemies’

In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that "encouraged our enemies" around...

Boehner offers six week extension on debt limit, but…

Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six...

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would help President Barack Obama win confirmation for some of his...

Obama, GOP continue petty, partisan, political sniping

New day, old bickering between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. Obama used his Saturday radio and Internet address to finger GOP lawmakers for a...

Senate passes tax bill; Now it’s up to the House

The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing...

Is a deal near on taxes? That depends…

An outline of a bipartisan economic package is emerging that would temporarily extend the Bush-era tax rates for all taxpayers, while extending jobless benefits...

Dissecting GOP spin on taxes

The expiration of Bush-era tax cuts in January has sparked a partisan bickering match this election season, and much of the rhetoric from both...

The Sestak bribe offer: Obama’s Watergate?

The Obama administration's apparent attempt to bribe Rep. Joe Sestak with a plum federal appointment if he dropped out of the race against Sen....

Bennett begs Republicans: ‘Save my job’

Sen. Bob Bennett abandoned Washington this week, spending his days in Utah pleading with Republicans until he was hoarse to let him keep his...